Title The End of the CBC?
Author David Taras, Christopher Waddell
ISBN 9781487593520
List price USD 34.95
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 240
Book size 153 x 229 mm
Publishing year 2020
Original publisher University of Toronto Press
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Review of the book:

"The End of the CBC? is a book that should be read by anyone who cares about how journalism and democracy intersect."

—Tony Burman, The Toronto Star, February 29, 2020


The End of the CBC? is about three overlapping crises: the crisis that has enveloped the CBC, the crisis of news, and the crisis of democracy. They are all the result to some degree of the vast changes that have overtaken and consumed the media world in the last ten to fifteen years. The emergence of platforms such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Netflix, the hyper-targeting of individual users through data analytics, the development of narrow online identity communities, and the rise of an attention economy that makes it more and more difficult for any but the most powerful media organizations to be noticed, have changed the media landscape in dramatic ways. The effects on the CBC and on other Canadian media organizations have been shattering.

Describing the failure of successive governments to address problems faced by the public broadcaster, this book explains how the CBC lost its place in sports, drama, and entertainment. Taras and Waddell propose a way forward for the CBC – one in which the corporation concentrates its resources on news and current affairs and re-establishes a reputation for depth and quality.



Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. Lost Horizons

Chapter 3. The Politics of Resentment and Neglect

Chapter 4. The CBC in the Digital Storm

Chapter 5. The Collapse of Sports and News

Chapter 6. The Trials and Triumphs of the CBC"s Online World

Chapter 7. More Dashed Hopes

Chapter 8. Reinvent the CBC or Allow It to Die




About the Editors:

David Taras is a professor and Ralph Klein Chair in Media Studies at Mount Royal University.

Christopher Waddell is a professor in the School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University.

Target Audience:

Useful for people interested in journalism and political science.


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